Chartwell and Alicat secure new two-vessel contract to strengthen North Star’s renewable fleet

North Star, specialist vessel operator for offshore infrastructure support, has awarded a new contract to Alicat Workboats Ltd, a leading Great Yarmouth-based shipbuilding firm, for the construction of two new offshore wind daughter craft. The hybrid-propulsion workboats 5 & 6, designed by Chartwell Marine, a trusted UK pioneer of next-generation vessel design for the offshore […]

OCIMF begins phased roll-out of new SIRE 2.0 tanker inspection programme

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has announced that it has begun the phased roll-out of its new digitalised tanker inspection programme, SIRE 2.0, which will replace the existing Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) used by the marine industry to assess a vessel’s condition and operational standards. SIRE 2.0 is being rolled-out in four […]

ICS welcomes Bangladesh ratification of the Hong Kong Convention

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the leadership shown by principal ship recycling country Bangladesh for agreeing to ratify the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (Hong Kong Convention). Until now 20 countries have ratified the Hong Kong International Convention, accounting for around 30% of all […]

Bureau Veritas approves wind-assisted ship propulsion for VLCC and LNG carriers

Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), TotalEnergies Gas & Power and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), for wind-assisted ship propulsion (WASP) on a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) and a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier. The AiP was presented at Nor-Shipping in Oslo, marking the successful completion […]

Survitec opens new Southampton Service Centre

Global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has completed a major expansion of its UK servicing capability with the opening of a new service centre in the Port of Southampton. The 10,000 sq. ft building, newly fitted out with equipment and facilities for the servicing and repair of liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits and other safety equipment, […]

UKEF support helps workboat manufacturer charter new waters

A Wirral-based specialist manufacturer of boats serving search and rescue, defence and security sectors has won major international contracts after receiving £5 million in support through UK Export Finance (UKEF). Marine Specialised Technology Group (MST) designs, manufactures and maintains rigid-hulled inflatable and high-speed workboats for use worldwide. Through UKEF’s General Export Facility (GEF) scheme, MST […]

WinGD enhances fuel-flexible efficiency with Variable Compression Ratio

Swiss marine power company WinGD has introduced a core engine technology that for the first time eliminates the need for ship operators to compromise on optimal combustion when using multiple fuels. Variable Compression Ratio (VCR), jointly developed with Mitsui E&S DU Co (MESDU), will be installed on a vessel powered by an X62DF engine and […]

World Fuel Services to begin bunkering operations in Jamaica with Scott Petroleum

World Fuel Services will establish new bunkering services in Jamaica, working with Scott Petroleum, a leading distributor of petroleum products and services throughout the Caribbean. The creation of a physical supply network for bunker fuel supply in Jamaica, a major bunkering hub in the Caribbean, will combine the experience, expertise, and resources of two industry […]

Record turnout, big names and brilliant sunshine for Nor-Shipping 2023

Last week’s Nor-Shipping 2023 proved to be one of those ‘you had to be there’ moments, say the organisers. A record turnout at the exhibition, big names at the conferences and a social scene that basked in unbroken sunshine created, in the words of Sidsel Norvik, Director, Nor-Shipping, “the perfect arena to support our great […]

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